For 25 years, Northland Industrial Specialties has dealt with and adjusted to the ups and downs of the oil industry.

But the most recent downturn has forced the Gillette-based company to look to other industries to survive.

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Northland Industrial Specialties employee Lucas Mitchell works on trim for a building that will be used in the oil field.

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Garrett Mahle attaches siding for a building designed to be used in the oil industry at Northland Industrial Specialties.

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Northland Industrial Specialties general manager Rich Brinkerhoff stands in an empty skid facility the company has, in the past, relied heavily on to stay in business.

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